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Alleged Drug Dealer Will Get Head Checked

Posted by wlpo on July 31, 2010

One of the men charged in a drug bust centered in downtown Peru will be evaluated by a psychiatrist.

Dan Thorndyke of Earlville will undergo the evaluation to see if he’s fit to stand trial for charges of delivery of a controlled substance.  His trial date of August 9th was postponed.  His next hearing is September 2nd.

Thorndyke was arrested at a Peru business March 23rd for allegedly dealing cocaine.  Just minutes later, investigators moved to a boot shop in downtown Peru and arrested Gabriel Arteaga of Peru for dealing cocaine and marijuana.  Drug officers then went to Spring Valley and arrested the boot shop’s owner Alejandro Arteaga for cocaine and marijuana.  Prosecutors say the three men were working together in a cocaine ring.

Gabriel Arteaga is set for trial August 23rd while Alejandro is scheduled for trial September 13th.

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